Health and wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the liveability of a municipality. It's complex and is influenced by factors that are broader than individual lifestyle choices.
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan (Health Plan) is the strategic document that identifies health and wellbeing priorities for the City of Yarra.
The 2021-2025 Health Plan outlines six key themes for addressing health and wellbeing matters in Yarra. These are:
- Assisting to reduce the harms from tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs and gambling
- Promoting gender equality and reducing gendered violence
- Promoting physical wellbeing
- Promoting community safety
- Promoting mental wellbeing
- Assisting to reduce the health harms from climate change
At City of Yarra, our Health Plan is integrated into the Council Plan. To view the current 2021-2025 Health Plan, please view the current Council Plan.
In addition to the Health Plan, we have developed the Operational Supplement: Health and Wellbeing Activities 2021-25 (OSHWA). The OSHWA is an output of Yarra’s Council Plan 2021-25, and sets out the actions Council will undertake to protect, improve and promote public health and wellbeing in the City of Yarra
Yarra’s Health and Wellbeing profile 2020
The Health and Wellbeing profile presents a snapshot of data relating to health and wellbeing in Yarra. It presents demographic data as well as specific indicators related to health and to the wider social determinants of health.
The Profile represents an evidence base for the purposes of planning, implementation and evaluation for Council and other organisations in Yarra.
Download Yarra's Health and Wellbeing profile (2.73MB, PDF)
COVID-19 impact supplement
The COVID-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have serious impacts on health and wellbeing.
The COVID-19 impact supplement provides a time-limited, high level overview of the latest available evidence on the impacts of the pandemic on health and wellbeing. This supplement provides an evidence base to inform adaptation and recovery planning for Yarra, as well as assisting in identifying areas in need of additional support.
Download the 2020 COVID-19 impact supplement (354KB, PDF)
Health and wellbeing snapshots
These snapshots provide high level summaries of the main themes from the data in the Profile. These are visually engaging snapshots that can be used across the Yarra community.
- Snapshot: Alcohol, tobacco and gambling (156KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Climate crisis and health (152KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Community safety (148KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Cultural diversity (150KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Demographics (199KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Dwellings and households (246KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Gender equality (208KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Health and wellbeing (211KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Healthy eating and active living (228KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Mental wellbeing (133KB, PDF)
- Snapshot: Social determinants of health (177KB, PDF)